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"Magic Mike" and "50 Shades of Perversion": Is this "Entertainment" appropriate for Christians?
Consequential Commentary ^ | 7-26-2012 | Mary C. Kirchhoff

Posted on 07/26/2012 8:09:38 PM PDT by InHisService

Too many of us so called “Christians” today buy into the perversion that is prevalent in entertainment, simply because it’s there, it’s being promoted and we read or hear good reviews. The popularity of such genre does not make it acceptable for us, as Christians, to take part in it. If anything, we should be speaking out against it.

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1 posted on 07/26/2012 8:09:46 PM PDT by InHisService
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To: InHisService

Therefore, since these great promises are ours, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that contaminates and defiles body and spirit, and bring our consecration to completeness in the reverential fear of God.” (2 Corinthians 7:1, AMP)


2 posted on 07/26/2012 8:17:33 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: stars & stripes forever

Amen and Amen!


3 posted on 07/26/2012 8:20:10 PM PDT by InHisService (Jesus is coming back. Are you ready?)
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To: InHisService

I’m still trying to figure out why no one says anything about the m&m commercial where he says ‘oh, it’s that kind of party’ and supposedly strips.

Doesn’t that give kids ideas? Candy is kind of a kid thing, they play it at hours when kids are watching tv.

Not a word from the public.


4 posted on 07/26/2012 8:33:42 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: InHisService

Kill your TV and get a life.

No big deal.


5 posted on 07/26/2012 8:34:24 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: InHisService

It is a tragedy that Christians are being forced to watch this trash.


6 posted on 07/26/2012 8:40:18 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: WorkingClassFilth
I killed my TV 7 years ago, and it has done wonders for my life. It now is a DVD monitor. The last movies I watched in a theater were the Lord of the Rings trilogy. But this evening, for example, I rode a horse instead of sitting in front of the Boob Tube...


7 posted on 07/26/2012 8:45:18 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberalism: "Ex faslo quodlibet" - from falseness, anything follows)
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To: Mr Rogers

Yep. I’m reframing my barn in my off hours and tending half an acre of garden. Of course, when the house is quiet, I often sneak off to post...


8 posted on 07/26/2012 8:48:24 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: Mr Rogers

Shot my TV also. best thing I’ve probably ever done. At least for killing an absolute time waster. Our lives are short enough. See ya’ll on the trails or fishin.


9 posted on 07/26/2012 8:52:50 PM PDT by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: InHisService

If you can’t be bothered to post more than two sentences, then your blog isn’t for me.


10 posted on 07/26/2012 8:59:42 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Mr Rogers

Looks hot! And I mean the temperature kind. ;o)


11 posted on 07/26/2012 9:00:58 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: Beowulf9
the end of outrage....from liberty to apathy in one generation....

of course we're NOT supposed to say anything, or else were the spoof of late night so called comics....

can't say anything about homosexuality...nor muslims and sharia...nor promiscuity...nor profanity and obscenity...nor pornagraphy....

and Hooters is just a great family restaurant...

12 posted on 07/26/2012 9:06:59 PM PDT by cherry (/)
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To: Mr Rogers

Very good, sir.

Baven’t talked to you in a while. Hope you are well. With that attitude, you’re certainly further ahead.

If it’s not God and family first, then what is first in peoples’ lives?


13 posted on 07/26/2012 9:08:16 PM PDT by MarkBsnr (I would not believe in the Gospel, if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so.)
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To: MarkBsnr

I see your posts from time to time. Hope things are well with you.

Much of the last 6 months has been spent turning Mia (the horse whose ears are in the picture) into a trail horse. She has always been a spook-monster, but she is beginning to get interested in the trails...she’ll stretch her legs out and we’ll soon be several hundred yards ahead of the others. The next step in her training is to try to teach her to go ALONE into the desert. I’m hoping to start work on that in August.

I suspect most folks wouldn’t call that a ‘holy’ undertaking or associate it with God. While I’m a baptist, I tend to agree with the idea that God gives us different things to do, and doing them to the best of our ability honors Him. I think teaching a fear-ridden mare confidence is something God has given me to do. It won’t ‘win the world for Christ’ or gain me much respect, but it is God’s will that we become like Christ - to conform to his image. Jesus spent years taking care of his family building chairs or tables. If God Incarnate could build stuff for others, then who am I to complain that training a nervous horse is too little?

I’ll admit it is easier to seek His will when I don’t have secular culture being pumped into my home via the TV.


14 posted on 07/26/2012 9:32:59 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberalism: "Ex faslo quodlibet" - from falseness, anything follows)
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To: Mr Rogers

NICE view!!!!


15 posted on 07/26/2012 9:40:30 PM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: InHisService

Yeah, I don’t have cable and don’t even have digital free
airwave stuff...I really don’t miss it, I do see TV at
other venues, but it really no longer interests me. Most
of it is flash/dash/ads. Very little factual stuff. As
far as those movies...if one really need to watch that stuff
someone has a problem (sin and otherwise)

Throw out the TV just once, you won’t believe how much
free time you suddenly have.


16 posted on 07/26/2012 9:53:51 PM PDT by Getready (Wisdom is more valuable than gold and diamonds, and harder to find.)
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To: Getready

My brother and I only watch the tube when doing our exercise routines on our machines. He watches news, I do hockey or news when puck-slapping is not available. Keeps the boredom factor down. We both are within a pound or two of our teen-age weights!


17 posted on 07/26/2012 10:26:23 PM PDT by Ace's Dad (Reagan ELF; when the Gipper stood up to the USSR, once again.)
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To: Mr Rogers

You’re lucky.


18 posted on 07/26/2012 10:50:57 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: InHisService

amen but good luck with that.

95% of all prime time shows and films will have something perverted in it these days, you won’t know about many until its too late.

I wonder how many families sat back to watch Hall Pass and were surprised to see closeup male genitals?


19 posted on 07/26/2012 10:52:25 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

I agree


20 posted on 07/27/2012 2:58:51 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Mr Rogers

I get more time to walk and run and bike etc


21 posted on 07/27/2012 3:00:31 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Beowulf9

Every time I see the “naughty librarian” eyeglasses commercial, I’m glad I do not have kids that would ask me to explain it to them.

I have seen things on ABC “family” that are practically soft core porn.


22 posted on 07/27/2012 3:05:56 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: InHisService

The fifty shades thing is just crap. It is a poor story, poorly written.

The success of that trilogy says more about the castration of the American male than it does about lack of morality. If men were allowed to act like men, women would not be begging for manly attention.

And the way that women act over male strippers is equally stupid. They think THAT is what happens in the average strip joint. How come they never show the fat, greasy haired loser that sits at the bar alone, just staring at the dancer—too afraid to speak.

We are just done as a civilization. Accept that, and make plans for that, and life gets so much easier.


23 posted on 07/27/2012 4:31:51 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just hate our government. All of them. Republican and Democrat.)
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To: Mr Rogers

Looks like AZ to me. I’m here too.


24 posted on 07/27/2012 10:23:28 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

I think I may have seen that commercial, but didn’t pay attention. We are so conditioned to sexual innuendo, I think sometimes we don’t even notice it! Shame on them.


25 posted on 07/27/2012 10:23:45 AM PDT by InHisService (Jesus is coming back. Are you ready?)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

I did, have only around 20 channels now.


26 posted on 07/27/2012 10:24:54 AM PDT by InHisService (Jesus is coming back. Are you ready?)
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To: Getready

As I mentioned in another post, I got rid of most of it, except for around 20 channels. That decision was a financial one, although I never was hooked on any programs, except the one I still watch, Inside Edition.


27 posted on 07/27/2012 10:28:13 AM PDT by InHisService (Jesus is coming back. Are you ready?)
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To: GeronL

I rented Hall Pass at my daughter’s suggestion - she thought it was funny. About half way through, I shut it off. Constant references to sex - a real turnoff. One of Jennifer Aniston’s recent movies...can’t remember which one, same thing. She talks about “fingering herself” among other things. The movie was loaded with sexual innuendo. That got turned off also.


28 posted on 07/27/2012 10:31:52 AM PDT by InHisService (Jesus is coming back. Are you ready?)
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To: Vermont Lt

It just keeps getting worse and worse. I hate what this country has become.


29 posted on 07/27/2012 10:33:40 AM PDT by InHisService (Jesus is coming back. Are you ready?)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

This article is about a movie and a book series.


30 posted on 07/27/2012 10:35:58 AM PDT by discostu (Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.)
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To: InHisService

there is a lingering close up of male genitalia in that movie, did you miss that?


31 posted on 07/27/2012 10:40:23 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Vermont Lt

I don’t think the 50 Shades audience is looking for manly men. This thing started off as Twilight slash fic, that’s a subsection of fan written fiction for people who don’t think the original material was smutty enough. It got popular enough that some publishing house got the bright idea to scrape the serial numbers off (change all the character names) and publish it. None of the males in Twilight (and therefore Shades) are particularly manly, they’re all about the “sensitive immortal love” craved by dingbats that never really grew out of their Disney movie phase.

There is an interesting dynamic, that’s been commented on by many comedians, on the difference between how men and women behave in strip clubs. Women are all about the wild crazy party, men are more... contemplative in their lust.


32 posted on 07/27/2012 10:53:30 AM PDT by discostu (Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.)
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To: InHisService

I agree with you that christians are speaking up about very very perverse stuff. It’s sad to see christians even supporting it.

I have a TV and cable (although I pay too much for it). I watch mostly sports. Maybe a few shows during the fall/winter. There definitely is some very bad stuff out there and it’s important to be vigilant.


33 posted on 07/27/2012 10:54:42 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: Uncle Slayton
It is a tragedy that Christians are being forced to watch this trash.

Sarcasm, I hope? (It's a shame I have to ask.)

34 posted on 07/27/2012 11:05:08 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: humblegunner
blog pimp ping
35 posted on 07/27/2012 11:10:13 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: justice14

Nothing wrong with sport, ‘specially if its the Steelers!
;-)


36 posted on 07/27/2012 11:35:54 AM PDT by InHisService (Jesus is coming back. Are you ready?)
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To: GeronL

I don’t remember, since the movie was entirely forgettable. But that is typical of movies now.


37 posted on 07/27/2012 11:40:33 AM PDT by InHisService (Jesus is coming back. Are you ready?)
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To: InHisService

Haha. I like the Pirates, but my football team is the Bills. I make up for my absolute failures of Pro teams by rooting for the Kentucky Wildcats in college basketball.


38 posted on 07/27/2012 11:41:31 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: GeronL

Why would a family sit down to watch Hall Pass? Funny movie, but it is adult themed. And...there is nothing wrong with making movies for adults. My idea of hell is 24/7 family television. Great for kids, sucks for adults.


39 posted on 07/27/2012 12:28:51 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: Melas

They do not make “family television” any more


40 posted on 07/27/2012 1:14:02 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: justice14

;-) We have a beautiful stadium here in Pittsburgh. Come visit it sometime! ~MK


41 posted on 07/27/2012 4:24:09 PM PDT by InHisService (Jesus is coming back. Are you ready?)
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To: InHisService

For me, that’d be 20 too many.


42 posted on 07/27/2012 5:15:50 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: discostu


You're right about the specifics of the article. My comments, however broad, were accurate to the general principles of what we choose for entertainment. In a broader sense, if you kill your TV, you've already dealt with the greatest element of enculturation in society. Books and movies, in today's society, are small fish compared to TV and dealt with in the same manner.
43 posted on 07/27/2012 5:20:44 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: Mr Rogers
I see your posts from time to time. Hope things are well with you.

The Lord has seen fit to admonish me.

I suspect most folks wouldn’t call that a ‘holy’ undertaking or associate it with God. While I’m a baptist, I tend to agree with the idea that God gives us different things to do, and doing them to the best of our ability honors Him. I think teaching a fear-ridden mare confidence is something God has given me to do. It won’t ‘win the world for Christ’ or gain me much respect, but it is God’s will that we become like Christ - to conform to his image. Jesus spent years taking care of his family building chairs or tables. If God Incarnate could build stuff for others, then who am I to complain that training a nervous horse is too little?

The parable of the talents might be applicable here.

I’ll admit it is easier to seek His will when I don’t have secular culture being pumped into my home via the TV.

You're just saying that because it's true!!!

44 posted on 07/27/2012 5:42:03 PM PDT by MarkBsnr (I would not believe in the Gospel, if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so.)
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To: InHisService
>>>Is this "Entertainment" appropriate for Christians?

No. And if you name the name of Christ...you need to avoid things like this.

45 posted on 07/27/2012 6:26:48 PM PDT by NELSON111
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To: InHisService

I’ll be in Pittsburgh for a Pirates game this August. I try to get out once a year.


46 posted on 07/27/2012 10:12:01 PM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: dragonblustar; Mr Rogers

Mr Rogers is not lucky. He simply has made the choice to follow Christ and to jettison one of the common millstones of modern American life.

Sounds to me rather more wise than lucky...


47 posted on 07/28/2012 6:17:49 AM PDT by MarkBsnr (I would not believe in the Gospel, if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so.)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

So you advocate complete myopia and avoidance of all forms of entertainment? Seems kind of retarded to me. The fact is there’s good and bad entertainment, TV, movies, music and books. I think people should use their ability to discern and pick and chose the stuff they like. Sticking your fingers in your ears keeps the good and the bad out, using the channel changer only keeps out the bad.


48 posted on 07/28/2012 8:02:34 AM PDT by discostu (Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.)
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To: MarkBsnr
Sounds to me rather more wise than lucky...

If you've got the finances to do that, ride horses out in the countryside, then I'd say that's lucky. Some of us are holding on by a thread to stay a live with the lack of jobs, kids to support and living in an urban hell hole.

49 posted on 07/28/2012 11:38:30 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: dragonblustar; Mr Rogers
Sounds to me rather more wise than lucky...

If you've got the finances to do that, ride horses out in the countryside, then I'd say that's lucky. Some of us are holding on by a thread to stay a live with the lack of jobs, kids to support and living in an urban hell hole.

I've moved six times in my career. I started out in a very large megametropolitan area. I now am in a 'subdivision' between two very small towns and about 20 minutes away from a city of 150,000. My wife and I downscaled - she stays home with our five children and we don't have boats, snowmobiles, personal watercraft, designer automobiles, timeshares in Aruba and the like.

Our Windstar is 1998 and our PT Cruiser is 2002.

I am active in the local Knights of Columbus and lector and play organ at our church. There is no way I'd go back to an urban hell hole. We breathe clean air, and the sounds at night tend towards crickets, owls, and the occasional coyote. It's all choices, dude.

Mr. Rogers has served our country valiently. Also a choice.

50 posted on 07/28/2012 1:11:19 PM PDT by MarkBsnr (I would not believe in the Gospel, if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so.)
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